Meng Ding Mao Jian Tea / Meng Ding Mountain Green Tea, Sichuan Green Tea
Place of origin: Meng Ding Mountain, Ya An, Sichuan Province.
Package : Bluk Tea / Loose Tea
MDSH-1: 15USD/KG (Broken Tea)
MDSH-2: 105USD/KG (Yu Qian Tea)
MDSH-3: 140USD/KG (Yu Qian Tea)
MDSH-4: 175USD/KG (Ming Qian tea)
MDSH-5: 195USD/KG (Ming Qian tea)
Wholesale Price Unit : *USD/KG & *USD/0.5KG
明前茶 Ming Qian tea :refers to green tea produced before Pure Brightness (Apr.4,5 or 6);
雨前茶 Yu Qian tea: refers to green tea produced before Grain Rain (Apr.19,20 or 21)
The “common tea”and “Yu Qian Tea” are consumed by China People in daily life.
“Ming Qian Tea” are looked as treasure tea or gift tea which are more expensive with relatively small amount.
Mount Mengding --- The Sacred Mountain of Tea Culture
Located in Mingshan county (名山县) under the jurisdiction of Ya’an (雅安) city, Mount Mengding is made of five peaks, the highest culminating at 1456 meters. Lots of rainfalls and mist make it an ideal ground for growing tea.
“Mengding Tea” (蒙顶茶) refers to all tea varieties produced on Mount Mengding, the most renowned being Mengding Ganlu (蒙顶甘露). Mount Mengding plays also an important role in China’s yellow tea (黄茶) culture with the Huangya (黄芽) variety. Furthermore, it is a production centre for compressed tea (边茶). Other tea varieties produced on the mountain are Shihua (石花), Wanchun Yinye (万春银叶) and Yuye Changchun (玉叶长春).
China is the hometown of the world tea culture, and Mount Mengding is birth place of Chinese tea culture.
The history of tea-drinking in China dates back to more than three thousands years ago. At that time, tea from Ba-Shu (Sichuan and Chongqing) was made to monarchs of Western Zhou as tributes; however, the tea was wild then.
At the end of the Western Han Dynasty (53 BC), Wu Lizhen built a cottage in Mount Meng, and planted the first tea tree there, starting the artificial planting of tea trees in China.
Tea drinking originates from Shu (ancient name of Sichuan), and tea cultivation originates from Mount Mengshan, where is the cradle of world tea culture.
Mengding Tea has long been known as a “Sacred Tea”. It was famous for its high quality and taken as a tribute tea for royal families. It was called as the “best tea in the world” even in the early years of history. Li Yang, a poet of Tang Dynasty once eulogize by writing, “give the devil its due, it is the best tea in the world.”
Mengding tea has become one of the teas favored by Chinese leaders and regarded as a national tea. It has also been a top gift given to international friends. Hong Kong based Ta Kung Pao reported Mengding Tea for its unusual glory with the title of “Former Emperors’ Tea Enters Ordinary Families”.
MengDing tea is a famous mountain tea in China, belong to tender green tea. The rain season here is as long as nine months each year, the temperature is relatively cool on the slope of the mountain. This environment is ideal for the mountain tea. As early as in the western Han Dynasty (202 BC - 24 AD), a farmer called Wu LiZhen discovered a special tea species amid the foggy peaks on the Mount. MengDing. His is believed to be the founder of the MengDing tea gardens. in Tang Dynasty the best tea gardens were assigned to be the royal garden. Every year around the QingMing Festival (April 5), the local governor would be dress in ceremonial attires, offering sacrifices to gods, and asked the Buddhist priests to worship the tea trees, then picked up 365 pieces of tea leaves. When processing the leave, the Buddhist monks would be praying around. These 365 pieces leaves will be called the "holy tea" and reserved in two silver bottles. It would be used in the Emperor's sacrificial ceremony to their ancestors. The local officers would also pick some other leaves, process them to the tea product, then reserve the tea in another 18 tin bottles, which was called the "ordinary tea" or "secondary tea" for the royal family's daily life. This traditional had been kept from the Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD) to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD) for more than a thousand years.
Meng Ding Shi Hua Tea / Meng Ding Mountain Green Tea, Sichuan Green Tea
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